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Sports & outdoor recreation

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Making the Most of Your Deer Field Dressing, Butchering, Venison Prepration, Tanning, Antlercraft, Taxidermy, Soapmaking and More

Making the Most of Your Deer Field Dressing, Butchering, Venison Prepration, Tanning, Antlercraft, Taxidermy, Soapmaking and More

Author: Dennis Walrod Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2004

All-purpose guide to utilizing your deer after the killDetailed instructions on field dressing and butchering Varied recipes for venison plus tips on do-it-yourself taxidermyYou've braved the elements, spent hours lying in wait, and had your share of near misses, but you've finally bagged that prize whitetail or mule deer. Now what? In this wide-ranging guide, Dennis Walrod tells you everything you need to know to maximize the use of your deer. In addition to essential instruction on field dressing and transport, the author goes on to cover salting and tanning hides, aging venison, leathercrafting, soapmaking, trophy mounting, and creating home furnishings and decorations. Also included is a selection of mouthwatering venison recipes, making this an indispensable resource for any hunter looking to extend the hunting experience beyond the moment of the kill.

Sites of Sport Space, Place and Experience

Sites of Sport Space, Place and Experience

Author: John (Keele University, UK and Aarhuus University, Denmark) Bale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2004

The study of built environments such as gymnasiums, football stadiums, swimmimg pools and skating rinks provides unique information about the historical enclosure of the gendered and sexualised body, the body's capabilities, needs and desires. It illuminates the tensions between the globalising tendencies of sport and the importance of local culture and a sense of place. This collection uses spatial concepts and examples to examine the nature and development of sporting practices. At a time when the importance of spacial theories and spacial metaphors to sport is being increasingly recognised, this pioneering work on the changing landscape of sporting life will appeal to students of the history, sociology and management of sport.

May the Best Man Win Sport, Masculinity, and Nationalism in Great Britain and the Empire, 1880-1935

May the Best Man Win Sport, Masculinity, and Nationalism in Great Britain and the Empire, 1880-1935

Author: Patrick F. McDevitt Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2004

As Britain's great power status came to be increasingly challenged in the decades before the First World War, one by-product of the resultant uncertainty was the weakening of the Victorian, middle-class consensus of what constituted ideal manhood. Britain's empire was not only the source of wealth and power, but it simultaneously provided alternative models of masculinity and nationhood. Consequently, the empire and the commonwealth played an important role in defining imperial gender relations in both Britain and in the colonies and dominions. May the Best Man Win investigates the continual re-assessment and reassertion of various masculine ideals associated with sport in the British empire between 1880 and 1935.

Regionalanalyse des Fitnessmarktes Ostdeutschland

Regionalanalyse des Fitnessmarktes Ostdeutschland

Author: Andre Schulz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/05/2004

Stand Hunting for Whitetails

Stand Hunting for Whitetails

Author: R.P. Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2004

Comprehensive guide to hunting deer from tree stands, elevated stands, and ground blinds with gun and bow & arrow Explains where and when stand hunting is most effective Advice on proper clothing and gear and important tree stand safety information Stand hunting is one of the most popular and effective methods of hunting deer, if it's done right. This thorough, practical book from noted hunting writer Richard P. Smith includes all of the tricks of the trade that have helped him and other experieneced stand hunters he's interviewed, be consistently successful with gun and bow and arrow and these tips can also increase your odds of success whether you hunt from the ground or an elevated stand. All of the bases are covered and there's a bonus chapter about a stand hunt on which the author guided baseball hall-of-famer Wade Boggs to a trophy buck. You will also learn how the author and others bagged trophy bucks while stand hunting.

Elk and Elk Hunting Your Practical Guide to Fundamentals and Fine Points

Elk and Elk Hunting Your Practical Guide to Fundamentals and Fine Points

Author: Hartt Wixom Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2004

Classic guide to elk hunting, now in paperback How to train for the hunt Additional information on elk biology and management Elk and Elk Hunting has long been a standard resource for both beginning and experienced elk hunters. Now available in paperback, this classic book on the sport covers all of the essentials, including preseason conditioning, scouting, bugling, the elk camp, the use of horses, and much more. Additional sections on the natural history of elk, game management, and elk lore continue to make this the most comprehensive elk hunting guide available.

1000 Great Rail-Trails A Comprehensive Directory

1000 Great Rail-Trails A Comprehensive Directory

Author: Rails-To-Trails Conservancy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2004

Where ribbons of steel once crisscrossed the nation, now there are ribbons of green. The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has helped convert thousands of miles of unused railroad beds to multiuse activity trails. Today rail-trails are found in every state. These flat or gentle-grade trails are perfect places to walk, jog, bicycle, in-line skate, horseback ride, or cross-country ski. In this official Rails-to-Trails Conservancy directory, listings include succinct descriptons of endpoints, mileage, surface, location, wheelchair accessibility, and contact information, including Web sites. Icons for each trail show the appropriate activities. State overview maps show the location of each trail at a glance.

The Road to Croker

The Road to Croker

Author: Eamonn Sweeney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2004

In a hilarious and riveting account of the 2003 GAA season, award-winning writer Eamonn Sweeney recalls the highs and lows of a remarkable summer, and on the way describes why understanding GAA is central to understanding the Irish psyche. Includes interviews and anecdotes from players, managers, supporters and a host of weird and wonderful characters he meets along the way. The Road to Croker is set to become the GAA book for 2004.

International Sport: A Bibliography, 1995-1999 Including Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collections.

International Sport: A Bibliography, 1995-1999 Including Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collections.

Author: Richard William Cox Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/04/2004

There has been an explosion in the quantity of sports history literature published in recent years, making it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of developments. The annual number of publications has increased from around 250 to 1,000 a year over the last decade. This is due in part to the fact that during the late 1980s and 90s, many clubs, leagues and governing bodies of sport have celebrated their centenaries and produced histories to mark this occasion and commemorate their achievements. It is also the result of the growing popularity and realisation of the importance of sport history research within academe. This international bibliography of books, articles, conference proceedings and essays in the English language is a one-stop for the sports historian to know what is new.